University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-1029
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Iconography:Roman Emperor
Trebonianus Gallus
Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 2.4 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:1029 - Sommerville Gem Number
291 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)


Sommerville: Agate-Onyx. Trebonianus Gallus, forty-first Emperor of Rome. Bought from the family Cappellari della Columba de Venezia, near relations of Pope Gregory XVI, to whom this ring formerly belonged, and who gave it to one of the Cappellari della Columba family. Rare and beautiful stone. Gold and Silver Rings - Cameos, Case MMM. Vermeule: Agate-Onyx. Cameo. (Modern Gold ring setting) Laureate cuirassed bust identified as Roman Emperor Trebonianus Gallus, 41st. Emperor of Rome (A.D. 251-253). Purchased from relatives of Pope Gregory XVI (1831-46) who once owned this ring. Roman Imperial.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Berges, Dietrich. 2011. Höchste Schönheit und einfache Grazie. Klassizistische Gemmen und Kameen der Sammlung Maxwell Sommerville im University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA.. Rahden. Verlag Marie Leidorf GMbH. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 284, fig. 231, pl. 362View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 291View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 735, no. 1029View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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